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President Obama has nominated a tough-talking bioterrorism expert to lead the primary research and development arm of the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS). DHS Secretary Janet Napalitano announced Obama's choice of Dr. Tara O’Toole to be Under Secretary, Directorate for Science and Technology, calling O'Toole "an …

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  1. John
    Black Helicopters

    coincidence?

    "In a March interview (audio) with Federal News Radio ... There are very few things that could actually rock the United States, destabilize the country, and a big bioterrorist attack...or an epidemic such as a pandemic flu episode ..."

    A month later swine flu just "happens" to appear on the scene and is hyped as an epidemic.. no strike that.. pandemic!

    Cheers,

    John

  2. Steve Evans

    bio-Katrina?

    Does that mean they are going to abandon half a southern state to it?

  3. I. Aproveofitspendingonspecificprojects
    Paris Hilton

    Exeunt soldiers and townspeople.

    "By Steve Evans Posted Thursday 7th May 2009 19:29 GMT

    Does that mean they are going to abandon half a southern state to it?"

    Nope, it just means they are going to lock down news access to the catastrophe that will be FED by FEMA:

    http://michiganmessenger.com/18588/detroit-journalists-conviction-viewed-as-political-retaliation-for-reporting

  4. Destroy All Monsters Silver badge
    Black Helicopters

    US as always set on permanent fear/panic/czar cycle.

    That reminds me. What happened to the bizarre story about the Ivins guy from the military research lab apparently solely responsible for the Anthrax Event who conveniently suicided himself all of a sudden? The FBI has everything under control on that front, does it?

  5. Tom Paine Silver badge
    Flame

    *wince*

    Oh, dear, this piece was going so well, and you were down for a "very nice" rating at least,.. until the last line. Not cool, not cool at all.

  6. Pierre Silver badge

    Yeah, big surprise

    In other news, IT security firms say viruses will kill your dog, appointed Global Warming Watcher say the Earth will look like Mars (but orders of magnitude warmer) in 5 years from now, Gilead and Roche say that flu will kill billion people (and they say so every 2 year, too), ...

    Pick your scaremongering conflict of interest!

  7. Andy Bright
    Unhappy

    "we welcome the new bio-babe"

    Err, stop taking acid.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janet_Napolitano

    ewww.

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Paris Hilton

    Wikipedia will now be

    Blocked from my network, Ewwwwwww imagine going down on that

    Barf

    No wonder political types all seem to have some kinda deformity...

    Except obama he is perfect.

    Paris, to restore my eyesight please.

  9. Colin Barfoot
    Happy

    isshehotornot

    @Andy Bright

    Although Janet Napolitano is undeniably gorgeous I think you meant,

    http://www.upmc-biosecurity.org/website/center/staff/otoole.html

    I notice that Dr O'Toole has a mention on the PBS's "Avoiding Armageddon" pages. No bias to learning there then.

  10. Anonymous Coward
    Boffin

    @Andy Bright

    That's not who was being referring to as a 'bio babe' - this is..

    http://www.upmc-biosecurity.org/website/center/staff/otoole.html

    Napolitano is Secretary of Homeland Security.

  11. Britt Johnston
    Alert

    bio-terrorism here and now

    Now that we know to treat the new-flu with paper hankies and hand-washing, how can we stop bio-terrorists nicking the soap?

  12. DZ-Jay

    Re: @Andy Bright

    Still... ewwwwwwwwww!!!

    Double plus ungood.

    -dZ.

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